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Thread: GoFundme - 1940s Cheektowaga Packing Co. Towaga Brand S & L Ranch

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    GoFundme - 1940s Cheektowaga Packing Co. Towaga Brand S & L Ranch

    How cool. I got a gift today. Owner dropped off an old photo post card

    This is the small horse farm you see at Broadway and Borden

    Borden and Broadway Cheektowaga

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    Owner told me the house is the same and one of the smaller buildings is still standing.

    Borden and Broadway




    Broadway and Borden

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    Quote Originally Posted by WNYresident View Post
    How cool. I got a gift today. Owner dropped off an old photo post card

    This is the small horse farm you see at Broadway and Borden



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    Owner told me the house is the same and one of the smaller buildings is still standing.






    First picture is Before they put in the well hated go kart track, what a bunch of crap they shut that down!!!

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    I went through a go kart phase for while. Expensive hobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WNYresident View Post
    I went through a go kart phase for while. Expensive hobby.
    Your GTO refurbishing was an expensive hobby too, wasn't it?

    Have a GREAT day,
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    At least I got to see something once the GTO was completed. The gokarts were like burning money if you wanted to win each week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WNYresident View Post
    At least I got to see something once the GTO was completed. The gokarts were like burning money if you wanted to win each week.
    That's true.

    Have a GREAT day,
    Georgia Schlager

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    I still have my racing uniform/helmet/gloves etc sitting on a shelf in my garage. I don't think I can squeeze into it anymore.

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    The owner of the horse farm is very nice. Loves local history.

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    How long has the go-kart place been gone? I don't remember it so i'm thinking at least 80's. I remember a u-pick strawberry farm between Green Acres and Twin Village Recycling.

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    Did the strawberries glow in the dark?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neubs24 View Post
    How long has the go-kart place been gone? I don't remember it so i'm thinking at least 80's. I remember a u-pick strawberry farm between Green Acres and Twin Village Recycling.
    The track has been closed since the 60's when the neighbors had it shut down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WNYresident View Post
    Did the strawberries glow in the dark?
    I never picked them but I can imagine that picking strawberries next to a junkyard isn't too appealing. The stand is still there.

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    I may be wrong but I think there is still stuff still buried in that area that wasn't cleaned up.

    I've walked the creek a few times. I don't think it would be wise to drink from it.

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    Vote for freedom, not political parties.
    Politicians need to cut spending

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    Very sad. The owner is very nice man. Just spoke with him a couple weeks ago when he dropped off the postcard

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